ANB’s Adonijah Reid signs Generation Adidas Canada Contract

SAAC Release

January 4th, 2017

Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced its 2017 Generation Adidas class including the first Generation Adidas Canada signings. Amongst them is SAAC and ANB Futbol star Adonijah Reid. With this contract, Reid will be entered into the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13.

 

For those that are unaware of what a Generation adidas signing means, see this paragraph from MLS’ official press release: “Generation adidas is a joint program between MLS and adidas that is dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in the U.S. and Canada in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league and placed in the SuperDraft. Generation adidas players do not count against an MLS team’s salary budget.”

On behalf of everyone involved in SAAC, we wish Adonijah the best of luck on his next journey with the MLS. For the full press release via MLS, click here.

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Championship Weekend: Day One Results

Written by: Matthew Pedias

SAAC’s Championship Weekend at Centennial Stadium was a huge success. We would like to take this time to thank all SAAC Academies who put in a tremendous amount of work in both on and off the pitch the entire season and especially preparing for SAAC Championship Weekend. We congratulate all of you on a tremendous season and are already looking forward to seeing you again in the Spring.

2016-11-08

U15 Male:  vs. 

The opening match of Championship Weekend kicked off with Spring Champions (Toronto Skillz) and Fall Champions (Rush Canada) battling it out for the U15M Academy Cup. It was a very tense game, as neither team was able to find the back of the net in regulation time. Thus, going straight to penalty kicks. In the end, Rush Canada won 5-4 on penalties, with the final moment being captured below. SAAC congratulates both teams on a spirited affair! Great match.

U16 Male: vs. 

Next up, Spring Champions (ANB Futbol) took on Fall Champions (Power FC) in the U16M Academy Cup Final. After a scoreless first half, ANB stormed out with two goals and seemed to put the game out of reach. However, Power responded quickly after with a goal of their own. The final moments were exhilarating as Power attempted to find the tying goal, but ANB were able to hang on and secure a 2-1 victory. SAAC congratulations both teams on a great match!

U17 Male: vs. 

We follow that up with Spring Champions (FC Durham) who took on Fall Champions (Sigma FC – B2) in the U17M Academy Cup Final. FC Durham opened the scoring moments before the end of the first half, then added to their lead early in the second half! Sigma FC kept the game close with a goal shortly after that to bring them within one, but FC Durham quickly responded put the game out of reach shortly after and came out with a 3-1 victory to claim the U17M Academy Cup! Congratulations to both academies on their respective trophies.

U20 Male: vs. 

Finally, we wrapped up ‘Day One’ of Championship Weekend with Spring Champions (Sigma FC – B1) taking on Fall Champions (ANB Futbol) in the U20M Academy Cup Final. An absolutely enthralling match that came down to the wire! Sigma FC went ahead early, but ANB responded with three consecutive goals. Sigma FC then cut into the lead shortly after, making it 3-2 with just over 20 minutes to play. ANB seemed to seal the victory after going up 4-2, but Sigma FC was not going down without a fight. They pulled one back in the dying minutes off of a corner kick, and now it’s 4-3! However, ANB stayed composed and were able to lock down the win and take home the U20M Academy Cup.

Congratulations to all SAAC Academy teams and we look forward to another successful season next year! Enjoy the break.SAAC

Championship Weekend: Day One Preview

We are a few days away from SAAC’s Championship Weekend at Centennial Stadium. All SAAC Academies have put in a tremendous amount of work on and off the pitch to prepare for this weekend and we would like to congratulate all of them for getting this far! With that said, let’s have a look at the match-ups on ‘Day One.’

2016-11-08

U15 Male:  vs. 

The opening match of Championship Weekend is a U15 match between Spring Champions Toronto Skillz and Fall Champions Rush Canada. Rush Canada come into the match with an unbeaten record, claiming 10 wins out of 10 in the Fall season. Meanwhile, Toronto Skillz finished the Spring season with a strong record of eight wins, one loss and one draw. In their last match-up, Rush Canada defeated Toronto Skillz by a score of 5-0. Kick-off begins at 9:30 AM.

U16 Male: vs. 

Next up, Spring Champions ANB Futbol look to defeat last years U16 Cup Champion, Power FC in the Academy Cup Final. ANB finished the Spring season unbeaten, with a record of seven wins and three draws. On the other hand, Power FC also put up an impressive Fall campaign, winning eight games with one loss and one draw. In their last match-up, ANB defeated Power by a score of 5-1. Kick off begins at 11:30 AM.

U17 Male: vs. 

We follow that up with Spring Champions FC Durham taking on Fall Champions Sigma FC – B2. Last year, EuroStar won the U17 Academy Cup, so we will be getting a new Cup Champion this season! FC Durham went unbeaten in the fall season, picking up seven wins and three draws. Not to be outdone, Sigma FC finished the Fall campaign with eight wins and two losses. In their last match-up, FC Durham defeated Sigma FC by a score of 5-2. Kick-off begins at 1:30 PM.

U20 Male: vs. 

Finally, we wrap up ‘Day One’ of Championship Weekend with Spring Champions Sigma FC – B1 taking on Fall Champions ANB Futbol in the U20 Academy Cup Final. Sigma FC went undefeated in the Spring season, picking up eight wins and two draws. Meanwhile, ANB also collected an impressive record of eight wins and two draws. In their last match-up, ANB defeated Sigma FC by a score of 3-1. Kick-off begins at 3:30.

Good luck to all SAAC Academy teams and we look forward to seeing everyone on Day One of Championship Weekend!SAAC

ANB International ID Camp 2016 Results

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Due to Euro 2016, pro clubs off season breaks and a late return to pre-season training, trial dates for the young athletes who were selected from our 8th International ID Camp have not yet been finalized. Find the testing results from the ID Camp, attached, and the summary of the outcome as we have it today, below. Congratulations to all.   

ANB Futbol 8th International ID Camp 

  • ANB 8th  International ID Camp, ANB training grounds at CDS … June 24, 25 and 26, 2016.
  • Total number of invites: 11 (4 France, 3 UK, 2 Germany, 1 USA & 1 Portugal).
  • Total # of participants: 130.  From  ANB Futbol 114, Non ANB Futbol 16.

ANB Futbol 2016 invites:

  • Coach Joel Frechet, U-19 Head Coach, Olympique Lyonnais, (France Ligue 1)
  • Coach Luc Benard, French Football Federation
  • Coach Enzo Benard, Sport Etude, France
  • Coach Benjamin Bureau, ESTAC Troyes FC, French Ligue 1
  • Coach Filipe Pedro, Asst. Coach, 1st team, Estoril Praia (Portugal Liga 1)
  • Coach Matt Dunn, Academy Coach, Brighton & Hove Albion FC (England Championship)
  • Scout Ian Lavery, Academy Scout, Everton FC (England Premiership)
  • Nicco Ruffo, FIFA Licensed Agent, Global Premier Management (United States)
  • Scout Danny Lee, UK Independent Football Consultant (DL Management)
  • Scout Jeremy Dow, scout & agent, INSOCCER, (Germany)
  • Coach Matthias Wähling, Academy Coach, Karlsruher Sport Club, (Germany Bundesliga 2)

 
Joel Frechet, U-19 Head Coach, Olympique Lyonnais, France Ligue 1

  • Pascal  Serrentino 2001 (GK) … invited to trials at Lyon’s academy … pending club approval.
  • Nicole Kozlov 2000 … invited for trials at the youth academy … pending club approval.

 Luc Benard, French Football Federation, France

  • Working relation agreement to be signed between ANB Futbol and Le Havre FC.
  • Attractive level of futbol within the younger ages (2004 – 2002).
  • Attractive level of play in women’s Futbol … additional invite to follow.

 

Benjamin Bureau, ESTAC Troyes FC, France Ligue 1

  • Victor De Giorgio 2002  … Invited for trials …  pending club approval.
  • Andréa Nguionza 2002 … Invited for trials …  pending club approval.
  • Victoria Duraes 1998 … female to be invited for trials … pending club approval.
  • Jonathan Ingram 2004 … player to be monitored for future trials.
  • Adam Rustami 2004 … player to be monitored for future trials.
  • Daniel Jebbison 2003 … player to be monitored for future trials.
  • Ashlee Lewis 2003 … female player to be monitored for future trials.

 

Matt Dunn, Academy Coach, Brighton & Hove Albion FC (England Championship)

  • Adonijah Reid 1999 … Invited for trials …  pending club approval.
  • Daniel Jebbison 2003 … Invited for trials …  pending club approval.
  • Adam Rustami 2002 … player to be monitored for future trials.

 

Ian Lavery, Academy Scout, Everton FC (England Premiership)

  • Daniel Jebbison 2003 … Invited for trials …  pending club approval.
  • Jonathan Ingram 2004 … player to be monitored for future trials.
  • Sahjiah Dickson 2004 … player to be monitored for future trials.
  • Adam Rustami is 2004 … player to be monitored for future trials.

General remarks from the European coaches about ANB Futbol & the 2016 ID Camp:

  • Great set up overall.
  • Good level of training.
  • Great futbol environment.
  • ANB Futbol is a very good host.
  • High level of professionalism at ANB Futbol.
  • Commendable player’s attitudes and behaviors.
  • Attractive level of play at the younger ages (2002 – 2003).
  • Positive exchange of ideas among ANB coaches and the European ones.
  • Friday night presentation format change was more successful than previous years.
  • Disappointed with the playing and motivation levels of the older players at the ID camp.
  • Great work ethics from younger players, in particular the (2004 – 2002) age categories and all the girls players.
  • Euro coaches ran training sessions at all team program level for a week before finishing the week with the ID Camp. Euro coaches were very pleased with the experience and requested more involvement in future events.

2016 ID Camp

SAAC Spring Results

SAAC News Release:

As another enthralling spring season in SAAC comes to a close, it is time to announce the champions in each respective division. We would like to thank all SAAC Academies for participating and making it another spring season to remember.

U14 – Male 

Rush Canada has taken the crown after being two points back prior to the last game of the season. It was down to the wire, but they secured the title with a win over Premier SI on August 21.

U14 – Female

Congratulations to FC Durham Academy for finishing first place this year. They finished the season with an undefeated record of five-wins and two-draws.

U15 – Male 

Congratulations to Toronto Skillz for finishing first place this year. Finishing the season with an overall record of eight-wins, one-loss and one-draw is quite the feat. FC Durham can pull into a tie with Skillz if they take a win over ANB Futbol, but Toronto Skillz hold the tiebreaker with a 2-1 win over FC Durham.

U16 – Male 

Congratulations to ANB Futbol for finishing first place this year. ANB went undefeated with seven-wins and three-draws during the course of the season.

U16 – Female

Congratulations to FC Durham for a stellar season! It came down to the last game of the season, but FC Durham was able to edge out Rush Canada to become this years U16 Female Champions. They finished with a record of eight-wins, one-tie and one-loss.

U17 – Male 

Congratulations to FC Durham for finishing in the top spot this year. An error was recently fixed to the final standings. It was a close race between Durham and Eurostar, but with a record of seven-wins and three-draws, they were able to cement themselves at the top of the table.

U20 – Male 

Congratulations to Sigma FC for finishing in the top spot this year. Maintaining an undefeated record of eight-wins and two-draws is a great accomplishment. Well done!

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ANB Announce Athletic Awards

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ANB Futbol Release:

ANB Futbol is pleased to announce four of its athletes have received athletic awards.

Victoria Duraes
Giulia Zanardi
Sadaam Yousufzai
Patricio Gonzalez

“I am very proud of the athletes’ achievements, although this is just another step in their soccer aspirations. I am confident they will continue to work hard and take with them what they have learned from their coaches and the ANB philosophy. We are proud to see them succeeding in their own way and with different teams. We will continue to work with all ANB athletes to ensure their dreams become reality,” said Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

Each athlete’s press release is available on the official ANB Futbol website.

ANB academy’s vision is to become Canada’s leading soccer development organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian soccer talent, and to maximize the potential of players at any level, through professional coaching and training.

For more information on the programs offered by ANB academy, check out our website site at www.anbfutbol.com, by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via email at info@anbfutbol.com

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ANB Victorious at Cobra Classic

ANB Futbol traveled to Rochester, NY this past weekend to participate in the 26th annual Cobras Summer Classic. Over 100 teams traveled from various Northeastern states & Ontario. ANB Futbol was represented by 83 athletes on seven teams ranging in age from U-9 to U-14.

Overall, ANB Futbol displayed talent on the field, exposing their brand of passing futbol from the youngest ages to the oldest. Many compliments for the style of play were received from referees to opposing team coaching staff.

Results:

U-9 – 3 wins

U-10 – 1 win / 2 losses

U-11 – 2 wins / 1 loss (3rd place)

U-12 White – 2 wins / 1 loss (3rd place)

U-12 Blue – 3 wins / 1 loss (CHAMPIONS)

U-13 – 4 wins (CHAMPIONS – without conceding a goal)

U-14 – 3 wins / 1 loss (CHAMPIONS)

ANB Futbol tournament contact, Marcelo Almeida said, “It was amazing to see all the players enjoying the event and then watching the same style of play from U-9 all the way to U-14. The passing combinations showed a lot of skill & tactical awareness on the field.  There is always a sense of accomplishment for any coach to see what we work on in training come out in a game. Congratulations to all the ANB coaches & players for their success & thank you to the tournament organizers for hosting a great event!”

ANB Futbol is planning on participating in the event again in 2017.

Full tournament details can be found here.

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